I’ve been trying to beat the rain and get some work done out in the garden for the last two days. Yesterday, I was able to tidy up the top level of the garden before the rain came. Today I had to watch the skies and get out quickly before each thunderstorm! I did manage to move some Little Bluestem grasses this morning – one was very heavy. I hadn’t really anticipated that a grass would be that heavy – a little unplanned weight lifting! In the afternoon, after the sun had been out for a couple of hours and before the next thunderous downpour, I managed to to lay down step stones that eventually lead to the bird feeder area!
In other news, the show at Harbourfront still still going on! One of the rings I made last year (in 2nd year) was selected to be in the show.
We had to design a ring for an occasion – I picked cocktail ring. Along the way, my friend Wendy, saw my models and said it looked like it should be for “rake’s progress”. As I researched “Rakes Progress” I found that it was referring to a man (which I’m sure you knew). I knew that the term rake was normally applied to men, but I wasn’t sure if it also could apply to women. No, is the answer! Along the way I found a summary of a biography of a woman who would have been the equivalent of a rake. The author referred to her as a “woman for irregular situations”, which I think is funny. This ring is for her!
You definitely can’t wear gloves with this ring!
Here’s hoping for less rain…